Community Resilience and Empowerment

Laudato Si' Action Platform

We’re doing it! Adapting our thoughts, attitudes and actions for the good of our Earth community is no small feat. As we continue to internalize and embody the themes of Laudato Si', we will progressively learn, grow, and realize our essential place and role within an integral ecology.

Now let’s partner with others to create a larger, unified impact. This is what the Laudato Si' goal of Community Resilience and Empowerment is about. Individually we can do great good, but together we can do so much more!

“The nonviolent way of Jesus challenges us to examine the quality of our interpersonal relationships, own the complexity inherent in our struggle to live without violence, embrace diversity, and espouse the common good.”

—Sisters of the Holy Cross

By networking with other individuals and organizations, we can expand advocacy efforts, create more equitable systems, and inspire others to do the same. Start by celebrating your own neighborhood and/or local community, its strengths, potential and the people who live there.

Then, find out your community’s needs through dialogue and deep listening, making sure the voices heard represent a diversity of race, gender, culture, age, occupations, education and experience. Discover how you inform and motivate each other as you pursue a shared goal. Together you can develop and launch initiatives that support and reflect healthy, equitable and capable communities.

There is no limit to the type and size of involvement you can have. Work with organizations that share common beliefs to give greater reach to your efforts. Consider expanding your network by getting more involved in local, state or even federal politics. And tell your circles of friends, co-workers and family about your personal ecological conversion. Remember, we’re all in this together!

“Social problems must be addressed by community networks ... The ecological conversion needed to bring about lasting change is also a community conversion”

—Laudato Si' 219

Continue this Journey with Us

Consider inviting others by sharing these resources, leading group discussions, or share on social media.

We invite you enter your own commitment as an individual, a family or a community, and to join us in this seven-year mission on care of our common home. To stay up to date and receive additional resources, please sign up below.

Together, we can journey toward a better future.

Our time is now.